Obasanjo distances self from Nigeria's restructuring, gives reasons
- Olusegun Obasanjo says what Nigeria needs now is not restructuring of the country but that of individual mentality.
- He claimed he is not in support of restructuring agitation.
- The former president however called on Nigerians to understand their country.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has distanced himself from ongoing calls for the country's restructuring by some Nigerians home and abroad.
Obasanjo who made this known on the sidelines of the just concluded African leadership forum in Johannesburg said Nigerians should restructure their minds before calling for restructuring of the country.
According to the former president, Nigerians' focus should be on how to include everyone in a nation that is already well endowed, Channelstv reports.
“We have to restructure our mentality, we have to restructure our minds we have to restructure our understanding of Nigeria, what country do we want and if we decide on what country we want, how do we get that country, all hands on deck.
“How do we get inclusive, how do we get every Nigerian feeling a sense of having a stake in the country,” he said.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that former President Olusegun Obasanjo warned that Nigeria is at the highest moment of fracture since the civil war between 1967 and 1970.
Obasanjo said he was concerned about the activities of various groups in the country demanding for breakup with some engaging in armed struggle against the country.
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